About Us

breeder of labrador cross poodles

I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. Inja means “dog” in Zulu – one of the native South African languages. We immigrated to Sydney in 2009.

I always remember having a dog in the house whilst growing up. I have to admit, I was never overly enamored with them. It was when my middle daughter, Sam turned 8 and asked for a puppy that my love affair with “oodles” began. Sam got her wish – a Cavoodle named Toffee. He was however so much more than just her gift, he was a gift to us all. He instantaneously bought love, joy and completeness to our family. We wondered how we had ever been without him.

Two years later and with a tree change decision made; we moved away from the Upper North Shore of Sydney to set up home on a lifestyle block of 5 acres in beautiful Kurrajong – just one hour North West of Sydney.

We had a gorgeous home; gorgeous gardens and 1 dog. It was time to start thinking about a friend for Toffee. In my search for this friend I stumbled across a breeder and learnt of the guardian home program for their breeding mum’s and dad’s. I loved the idea of being a piece of the puzzle of creating these animals that give such joy! Within a couple of weeks – we collected Hazel.

On visiting Hazel after she had delivered her first litter… we fell in love with all her pups of course – and did land up getting one of her daughters, Roxi – who too was going to be on the breeding program… 1 became 3. I had fallen hook, line and sinker in love.

With having had stressful corporate roles most of my life – I realised that the more I dealt with people, the more I wanted to spend time with my dogs!! This said 3 dogs was our limit!

Being the eternal optimist I am; I decided we didn’t need to get another dog ourselves – we would just look after other peoples! As such KurrajongOodles was born – an exclusive farm stay for all things “oooooooo”.  You basically bring your “ooooo” and they live with us in our home as one of our own – no kennels, just a spot on the couch. I saw from my guests how much joy and love they gave each of the families they belonged to.

Through KurrajongOodles – my path crossed with the amazing owner of Vineyard Labradoodles; Leigh Lewis. Leigh agreed to be my mentor. With her agreeing to teach me the ropes – I was able to piece together my own puzzle of creation.

inja Labradoodles was born.

My aim is to create these amazing bundles of joy, in our home, in an ethical way, with all my love – getting them ready to bring love into your family.